DescriptionContributors to this volume explore the role of carbohydrates in communication between cells of multicellular organisms. Topics covered include the thermodynamics and spatial restrictions of oligosaccharide-protein interactions, the role of carbohydrates in recognition and as components of cell adhesion molecules, and abnormal glycosylation in several disease states.
Oligosaccharide-Protein Interactions: A Three-Dimensional View (J. Carver, et al.).
Multiple Subfamilies of Carbohydrate Recognition Domains in Animal Lectins (K. Drickamer).
Binding Modes of Mammalian Hepatic Gal/GalNAc Receptors (Y. Lee).
Nucleoplasmic and Cytoplasmic Glycoproteins (G. Hart, et al.).
Role of Carbohydrates in Receptor-Mediated Fertilization in Mammals (P. Wassarman).
Structural and Biological Properties of the Carbohydrate Units of Nervous Tissue Glycoproteins (J. Finne).
Function and Pathology of the Sugar Chains of Human Immunoglobulin G (A. Kobata, et al.).
The Role of Oligosaccharides in Modifying Protein Function (T. Rademacher & R. Dwek).
Leukosialin, a Major Sialoglycoprotein Defining Leucocyte Differentiation (M. Fukuda).
Index of Contributors.